IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.6. Honours for a benefactor

Description: Base of compact yellow limestone, moulded above and below, chipped along the edges (w: 0.95 x h: 0.35 x d: 0.78); there are holes for the attachment of a statue on top.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.03.

Date: Probably first century BCE

Findspot: Taucheira: near the West Gate, among the ruins of a building on the north side of the Decumanus; found before 1936.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum


Μάσκυκα Ἀγαιμένευς
Πτολεμαέα ἀρετᾶς ἕνεκα
καὶ εὐνοίας τᾶς ἐς τὰν πόλιν
( vac. 3) Ἀρσινοές ( vac. )



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Maskyx (scil. son) of Agaimenes, citizen of Ptolemais: for his virtue and his goodwill towards their city, the citizens of Arsinoe (scil. honoured him).

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

ماسكيكا (بن) أغيمينيوس، مواطن (من مدينة) طلميثة: مواطني مدينة آرسينوي قاموا بتكريمه) لفضيلته وحسن نيته تجاه مدينتهم.


Line 1: the name sounds indigenous but the patronymic is Greek.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 470, p. 238, pl. LXXXIV, fig.53, whence SEG 9.417, PHI 324264.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Above, from left: Unidentified, T.714; below T.6 b (Reynolds, SB.V.277)